"It's been the most emotional day".
He was in a class of his own, persistently lapping quicker than the rest of the field but he rated the German Grand Prix as a superior run.
"It was still some rain and it was pretty decent grip and the tyres were still cold but I think the ultrasoft worked pretty well in that rainy condition".
The Briton was subject to a lengthy steward's investigation for swerving out of the pit entry lane when his team suddenly aborted a tyre change while the safety auto was out.
"After racing for so many years you never know when you're going to have a better race than your best race, but this is right there with them". "It has been up and down, back and forth, but the mistake from Sebastian has been a benefit for us and Mercedes".
Budapest has been a good venue for Ferrari in the past, and Raikkonen is hoping it will give the team a boost heading into the summer break. "I would always start at the back and would have to make my way through more experienced and faster karts and that's where I learned to do it".
Taking positives as a team, ideal result for us, " said Bottas, who added - seemingly half-heartedly - that he "understood" the team's call.
Vettel will now head to the final race before Formula One's summer break in Hungary next Sunday, 17 points behind his rival.
Sebastian Vettel's mistake at the German Grand Prix handed Lewis Hamilton victory
"I can't believe that things happened the way I prayed about and the way I focused".
"We will try every weekend and every race and we're not far from it but obviously so far it's not been happening", he acknowledged.
"But I didn't get past him and then I was told to minimise the risk.Which I understand". "I had it in my hands - small mistakes, big disappointment".
"I really manifested my dream today".
Hamilton suffered a major setback after stopping on track, and then trying to push his auto. But it's much too early in the season to do this.
Sebastian Vettel's dramatic crash at the German GP was one of the "darkest moments of his whole career", according to Nico Rosberg. Vettel's lead in the standings was slated to grow from eight points to 21 points. We've always said that if we get to the last quarter of the championship with one of the drivers having a big advantage, then we could take some unpopular measures.
Vettel's breathless lap was greeted by huge cheers from the Hockenheim crowd, with the German now the overwhelming favourite to extend his championship lead over Hamilton.
"I think it's disappointing because up to that point everything was sweet, but we didn't need the rain".